Globular cluster NGC 1261

This is a short (12 sec) exposure of the globular cluster NGC1261 through an H-filter centered at 1.65 micron. Note the excellent resolution, achievable at this wavelength with the SOFI/NTT combination. The field measures 2.5 x 2.5 arcmin, with North at the top and East to the left. The scale is 0.14 arcsec/pixel. The stellar images are very sharp (FWHM around 0.7 arcsec).

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso9805b
Type:Observation
Release date:29 January 1998
Related releases:eso9805
Size:506 x 508 px

About the Object

Name:NGC 1261
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Grouping : Cluster : Globular
• X - Star Clusters
Distance:55000 light years
Constellation:Horologium

Image Formats

Fullsize Original
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Coordinates

Position (RA):3 12 16.19
Position (Dec):-55° 12' 59.18"
Field of view:2.46 x 2.47 arcminutes
Orientation:North is 0.8° right of vertical

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Infrared
H
1.65 μmNew Technology Telescope
SofI

 

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